Question FM2 CPU upgrade?

Dec 8, 2019
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I'm wanting to upgrade my pre-built Asus CM1745 with an AMD A8-5500 chipset on a F2A85-M motherboard. Do you think a cpu upgrade would be worth it? The cpu is bottle necking my GTX 1660 gpu. Thanks for the help!
 

InvalidError

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The fastest CPUs on the QVL that you could put on there would be the Athlon X4 760K and A10-6800K which would be 20-30% faster than what you currently have.

Upgrading to a Ryzen 2600 on the other hand would more than double available computing power, albeit at the expense of about $250 in parts instead of $50-70.

Personally, I very much prefer upgrades that are noticeable under nearly all circumstances than incremental upgrades that require benchmarks to quantify because you can't always tell at a glance that the upgrade is really there.
 
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Karadjgne

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For comparison, a 20-30% upgrade would be closer to 10-12fps at best on those old cpus. On a new platform you'd be looking at closer to 150-200% upgrade.

You could invest in the best cpu your platform will support, but it's general concensus that you'd be somewhat disappointed in the results. Pc's in general have come a very long way since your platform was mainstream.
 
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